Sunday, November 18, 2012

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny from small things blog for a yarn along!

Sometimes I just can't resist casting on something new in the middle of another project: in this case I was swept into the Woolly Wormhead Mystery Hat Knit Along on Ravelry. I have completed the brim, but very slow starting the cabled body of the hat.  The yarn, Madelinetosh Sport in "well water" colour is a dream, you would swear there was silk in it, and it is so "sproingy".
*I also have another cable project on the needles, the Lyttleton shrug by Kate Davies in Quince and Co. Tern (wool/silk).
*And!! I am making another Steiner/Waldorf doll with a knitted body. The wool is 16ply naturally dyed by Elizabeth Newbirch of Morning Star crafts.
*And, what we are reading! You may think it's a bit early for Christmas stories, but I have to learn a one for a storytelling night in early December, and of course, I immediately thought of this book, The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston. This story is an absolute gem. It is the story set in the Appalachian mountains during wartime, when the folk still got around in horse drawn sleds. Papa goes off to war, and Mama and Ruthie have to come up with the Christmas tree for the Church. I won't say anymore...It contains such heart, so much warmth and hope and human strength. When I stumbled upon it one year at the library, I just had to get a copy for myself right away, and I always get a lump in my throat at the end...every time! (ahem...The children love it too!)

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